The Countdown Begins – CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park to open in September

CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park

CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, a new state-of-the-art conference and events centre on Melbourne’s doorstep, has today announced it will soon be unveiled to the world, with its doors opening in September this year.  

The announcement comes as the Associations Forum National Conference confirmed the venue as its 2021 host, welcoming hundreds of senior executives and board members from across Australia to the events capital, taking place 6–7 September.  

General Manager of the Associations Forum, Fatima Sunderji, said that the decision to partner with CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park was a perfect match, with excitement already building across the industry to reconnect face-to-face.  

“The Associations Forum’s mission is bringing associations together to share knowledge and best practice within the industry, through our range of member services and educational events. We are so thrilled to bring back physical events and what better way to do this then by holding our 16th National Conference in Melbourne. In partnership with CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, this premier event will shine the spotlight on this major destination for business events.

“We are so honoured to be the first National Conference to make its mark on this state of the art venue and can’t wait for our associations, charities and not-for-profit organisations to experience this firsthand.”

With flexibility for both small and large scale events, the new venue – spanning across three storeys – has capabilities to host intimate dinners, weddings, cocktail parties, conferences, galas or functions, and more. 

On top of this, guests can easily access the venue from rail, road, path and river, while enjoying the scenic surroundings of dynamic Melbourne, native Australian flora and fauna, and neighbouring Yarra River.   

General Manager of Premier Events & Experiences, Lara Burnes, has been eagerly anticipating the grand opening after more than four years of planning and three years of construction, and she is excited to welcome the world to Melbourne’s new home of extraordinary events.    

“It’s been a long time coming – and the team and I are buzzing with excitement to welcome Australians, and guests from abroad, to experience unparalleled events that leave you in awe.”

For those interested in experiencing the venue firsthand ahead of the grand opening, hard hat tour expressions of interests are now open. With the completion only a few months away, there are limited opportunities to experience the venue whilst it’s in construction.